Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:23 pm Post
Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:35 pm Post
Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:20 am Post
KB wrote:Hmm, the original poster seems to have disappeared (although he does seem to be restating his opinion that Scrivener is not for "serious" writers over on the NaNo forums, too). It says a lot for the users on this forum that this has not in any way descended into a slanging match. A very reasonable and well-thought out discussion. I still wonder at the point of starting a "your program is pointless" thread on an application's forum, though, no matter how considered (if flawed) the argument - especially if you are then going to go on to say this on other forums anyway without trying to respond here. Clearly I would not have spent two years of my spare time on a program had I thought it was pointless; and I still take offence to the implication that all of Scrivener's users must be "dabblers" or amateurs or wannabes who like to pretend they are writers by using such software. In fact, I think it is downright presumptious - look, I want to say "arrogant", all right? - to start saying that this or that app is not for serious writers just because you don't need it. This sort of there-is-only-my-way opinion really smacks to me of the sort of thing I used to read all the time on the forums over at writers.net. If anybody dared to mention any writing software that was not a word processor over there, they were shot down for being non-serious writers who were looking for programs to write their novels for them. If anyone mentioned outlining... well, wobedide them.
[Keith's red-wine fuelled rant edited out - sorry to use mod privileges on your quote, Rayz. ]
Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:17 am Post
Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:30 pm Post
KB wrote:I really should refrain from replying to such threads after an evening of drinking beer and red wine.
Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:49 pm Post
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:03 pm Post
michaelbywater wrote:Unless you self-publish, it doesn't matter a damn what you compose in.
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:12 pm Post
michaelbywater wrote:(though I wish there were a way to Search For Next Annotation, and to Hide Annotations. Perhaps there is. Perhaps I just haven't found them yet.)
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:28 pm Post
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:21 pm Post
AmberV wrote:Cmd-Ctrl-A, Find Annotations... is what you are looking for. You can even isolate by annotation type if you use some sort of formalised label or tag method. As for hiding annotations, have a look at the FAQ, there are a few ways you can get around the inability to hide them in the text stream.
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:29 pm Post
Wow. I just came back here to eat crow and say I'd now found the thing -- under FIND; I mean, how OBSCURE, right? -- and there's your response. And I'm not even being shouted at as I would be on the forum for That Other Innovative Writer's Tool That Likes To Say "No! NO! It will NEVER HAPPEN! Do it OUR way!" (You know the one I mean. I love it, too, but...)
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:33 pm Post
KB wrote:Hello Michael and thank you for your post. From your post, I take it you are the British journalist, author of Big Babies et al? Whether that is you or not, good to have you on board.
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:53 pm Post
Um... er... (SHUFFLES FEET, COUGHS MODESTLY) that's me, yes. And you'll be the British genius, author of Scrivener?
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